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Meadowbrook Draft Master Plan provides vision for connecting community through health, education and research

Published: 11 July 2016

Meadowbrook Draft Master Plan provides vision for connecting community through health, education and research
Meadowbrook Draft Master Plan

The residents of Meadowbrook, the Logan suburb that’s home to the Griffith University Campus, Logan Hospital and TAFE Queensland (Loganlea Campus) are being asked to consider how their suburb can be transformed into an integrated centre for health, education and community.

City of Logan Mayor, Luke Smith said the proposal being put before residents could transform the precinct into a healthy connected community which would become a regional hub for research, education, transport and a fantastic place to live.

“We’re taking the lead from cities like Boston which seamlessly integrate universities, colleges, research facilities and open space into a people and cycle-friendly environment,” he said.

“Our vision is to create a connected urban village, a community where people can walk to a gym, and then stop for a coffee as they continue their walk to work, TAFE or University.

“It’s about improving the economic and place-making opportunities for our centres by building on our existing strengths – in this case hospital, medical and research and education facilities in an extended campus-like setting.

“We ‘re now at the stage of inviting stakeholders and the broader community to contribute to a draft master plan to guide the area’s development, which will inform a new local plan for Meadowbrook for incorporation into the Logan Planning Scheme,” he said.

The master plan is the latest in a series prepared by council – to guide development in our regionally significant activity centres – with the others being Logan Central, Springwood and Beenleigh.
Collectively these centres will complement each other and will become key city destinations both for local residents, businesses and visitors.

Chair of the Planning and Development Committee Cr Russell Lutton said the Draft Meadowbrook Master Plan had been prepared to create a healthy and social community and realise the full potential of the key activity generators located in the centre.

“The plan provides a vision for connecting the community at all levels through education, health, transport, built environment; and community,” he said.

“We’re working in partnership with Queensland Health, Griffith University, TAFE Queensland and the Heart Foundation to create an environment that attracts business, private investment and improves the liveability and wellbeing of residents,” he said.

Division 6 Councillor, Stacey McIntosh said residents were being consulted at every stage of the planning cycle to ensure maximum benefit for the community.

“I’m particularly excited about the vision for Meadowbrook and the preventive health and wellbeing themes. It is important that we ask people what type of community they want and encourage them to be physically active in accessing open space, shopping, education, employment and public transport services.”

The plan covers an area containing facilities such as Logan Hospital, TAFE Queensland (Loganlea Campus), Griffith University (Logan Campus), Loganlea Railway Station (express stop), Logan City Golf Club and a number of Council parks as well as community and sporting clubs.

The Meadowbrook Master Plan Area is defined by the Logan River to the south and the extensive open space network to the north, east and west.

Community displays and open days will take place in July and there is plenty of opportunity to comment by visiting  www.logan.qld.gov.au/meadowbrook phoning 3412 4247 or emailing cpur@logan.qld.gov.au